The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: GDG Airline Tickets GDG....HELP!!!! GDG

  1. #1
    Senior Member BMay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Iowa/Illinois
    Posts
    384

    Default GDG Airline Tickets GDG....HELP!!!! GDG

    Has anyone done business with www.cheapairlinetickets.com"? I need to fly down to Tallahassee, FL for a judging assignment in March. Local travel agent quoted me a price of $857...cheaper's quote was less than $550. I don't want to wipe out the THRC club treasury using the travel agents quote, so I'm thinking about using the cheap air line tickets by way of their Internet web site. Can anyone help me out with some info, please?
    Thanks, Bob
    No Whiners!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    909

    Default

    Never used that one, but orbitz.com should give you some comparisons also

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    University Place WA
    Posts
    19

    Default

    If you know someone who works at a major airline,they can ship at a discount price.

  4. #4
    Senior Member savage25xtreme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    SW OK
    Posts
    1,770

    Default

    Bob, I have used http://www.orbitz.com/ and http://www.travelocity.com/ for several years with no problems.
    Gavin B.

  5. #5
    Senior Member EdA's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    6,735

    Default

    Also Expedia or go to the website of the individual airline

  6. #6
    Senior Member Good Dogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    957

    Default

    Never had a problem w/ orbitz or travelocity. I use them to check schedule and best rates and then book directly through the airline. Less hassle if I have to change. Fares are usually the same, sometimes lower. Cheaptickets may have more restricted travel times and watch out for extended layovers. Travel agent will add their fees on top of the ticket so you're not likely to get the best deal through an agent.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Billie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    2,264

    Default

    I always use :www.cheaptickets.com
    Have used them three or four times w/o hassle . Seems most of all of those discount ones, have about the same price within a few bucks.
    HOME OF:
    Waterspook Sables Dark Secret, MH (Sable)
    Trumarcs Bankshot Bandit, MH ( Fats)
    Waterspook Tomfoolery, SH ( Tommie)
    IN MEMORY OF::
    Waterspook Bankshot Whiz Bang,JH (Jesse)
    Waterspooks Girl Named Bill, SH ( Billie- my princess.....)
    Waterspook Kickin' Gunshot, SH ( Boom)
    Waterspook Kickin' Good Time MH(Kick)
    Waterspooks Partner In Crime, SH ( Bouncer)
    Brush Creek Waterspook, JH, WC- my first girl.(Spooky)

  8. #8
    Senior Member badbullgator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    somewhere between Boca Grande and Mims
    Posts
    7,123

    Default

    I travel a lot for business and always book directly through the airlines for a number of reasons. I do use orbits or Travelocity to search the best price, but they do not always include all airline like Southwest, Spirit and Jet Blue so you may want to check those.
    Talahasse is a hard and expensive airport to get too. You may consider Jacksonville and drive from there, a little over two hours. The cost difference could be worth it. I do this often when flying into small airports with limited service.
    The cost of tickets has gone way up since about November so there is little in the way of cheap flights any more. My flight to Vegas a couple weeks ago was $700 round trip where I had been paying $400ish for the same flight previously. I paid $1000 round trip for a first class flight to California in October and the coach cost was $500. Just looked to book the same trip and first class is $1600 and coach is almost $800. Not sure what happened, but prices are redicilous.
    Last edited by badbullgator; 02-06-2013 at 12:22 PM.
    Views and opinions expressed herein by Badbullgator do not necessarily represent the policies or position of RTF. RTF and all of it's subsidiaries can not be held liable for the off centered humor and politically incorrect comments of the author.
    Corey Burke

  9. #9
    Senior Member badbullgator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    somewhere between Boca Grande and Mims
    Posts
    7,123

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Billie View Post
    I always use :www.cheaptickets.com
    Have used them three or four times w/o hassle . Seems most of all of those discount ones, have about the same price within a few bucks.
    The cost is no different than you get directly from the airlines. If everything goes right you will have no hassles, but miss a flight, change a flight, get bumped from a flight and the airlines will treat you like a second class citizen. Same thing with hotels. I can't tell you how many times I have checked into a hotel and seen someone having problems because they booked through a service. You also do not get the best selection of rooms that way. Hotels just like the airlines offer the same rates on room with the exception of the bidding sites.
    If you are taking even 3-4 flights a year book with the same airline and join their mileage programs, they pay off pretty quickly.
    Last edited by badbullgator; 02-06-2013 at 12:29 PM.
    Views and opinions expressed herein by Badbullgator do not necessarily represent the policies or position of RTF. RTF and all of it's subsidiaries can not be held liable for the off centered humor and politically incorrect comments of the author.
    Corey Burke

  10. #10
    Senior Member DoubleHaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    N. Cackalacky
    Posts
    2,510

    Default

    For the most part, almost all airlines will sell tickets directly from their site at the same or better price than anyone else can get. However, with their yield management systems these prices are always changing and the resellers like cheap ticket can sometimes lock in lower prices than you could get today, for example. I would trust them on a plane ticket but won't use them on hotels. However if something goes wrong, like you miss a flight or one is cancelled, it can make things more difficult.

    We have a travel agent who books almost everyone's flights. I tend to make my travel plans late at night or early am so I usually go directly with the airline. With my status if something goes wrong, I can get it sorted myself pretty quickly but for the folks without elite status are usually not in the same boat and the travel agent can sort it for them pretty well. We pay the fees on top of the tickets, but it isn't much and only takes one or two cancelled or changed flights to make it worth having someone take care of it for you

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •